Friday, January 22, 2010

Game Review - Burnley and Man City

 MU 3-0 Burnley

It was tough game actually against Burnley. The score line for me did not reflect the actual game. If only Burnley had a striker in the same class as Torres of Drogba, MU definitely have been punished and ended up at losing side. There were few open chances and half chances as well for Burnley, but Nugent once caught the headlines with transfer to various club, blew all away.

MU is still far behind from their best performance. They only stand out was Valencia outstanding performance that seems to get better each game. The chief tormenter for Burnley. His control, position, pace, delivery and vision was superb. Involved in almost all MU offensive and most of the time he started the move. Though it was obvious that the main threat was coming from him, Burnley backline still cannot find the way to stop the Ecuadorian. Valencia still managed to find space and time then creating opening for MU forwards. He maybe not the direct substitute for Ronaldo but he is in his class.

Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
League Cup Semi Final - First Leg

I did not have the leisure to watch the game live and the recorded game also. But usually if MU lost I will not watch the game. Too heartbreaking for me hehe. Seems the talking point of the game was Tevez and Neville.

MU played with five midfielders with Rooney as a lone striker. Actually I did not like MU played with this system. Rooney is not out and out striker like Berba who seems to fit the system best. Rooney like most people said is a complete striker. He likes to go deep to collect the ball, make passes and  assist. However with correct players MU will definitely control the midfield area. But no so many goals created when MU played this system compare to traditional 4-4-2.

MU lost to the main rival. Not the cup they lost but the honor and tradition that matter. Still got 90 minutes to play

Glory Glory Man Utd

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